Vets Go Wild!


vets-go-wildIf you are looking for a hands-on Africa vet experience and need to fulfill a portion of your Extra Mural Study (EMS) requirements, Vets Go Wild have the perfect animal care courses for you, featuring the opportunity to work with vets in South Africa.

Our 16-day Vets Go Wild module is aimed at students undertaking veterinary and wildlife based programmes at university, providing training in the care of animals at Amakhala Game Reserve and The Addo Elephant National Park both located in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Animals that you are likely to be working hands on with include Rhino, African Buffalo, Big Cats, Cheetah, Giraffe and more.

Enquire about our new 12-day Vets Go Wild Impact module!

All 2017 courses are fully booked.
Vets Go Wild 2018 dates:
  • 14 – 29 June 2018, 16 days
  • 30 June – 15 July 2018, 16 days
  • 26 July – 10 August 2018, 16 days
Vets Go Wild IMPACT 2018 dates:
  • 20 – 31 August 2018, 12 days

Spread the word

For 2018 to be as successful as this year’s Vets Go Wild and for all courses to go ahead we need your to help spread the word on this experience and get others to sign up and book, each course will only go ahead with a minimum of 13 pax.

Please can you let your tutors know about this experience share the news on your facebook page and if you require any VGW posters to put up around your university please do not hesitate to ask.

vets-go-wild-iconCall our friendly team today on +44 (0) 1483 860560
or email or click here to apply!


“Worldwide Experience made everything so simple and easy to understand, I never felt like I was on my own.”

Lisa Apted

Cambridge University

“As a veterinary nurse I was lucky to get a position on the course first of all but I ‘m so glad I did. All the things we did and learn has made me want to return again which I hope to do next year. Can’t fault the hands on experience and got to do so much I didn’t want to leave.”

Evie Stickland – 2016

University of Edinburgh

“Exceeded expectations!!!”

Becki Coverdale – 2016

Cambridge University

“I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting from the course, but I’ve ended up having the best 16 days of my life. Getting so close to the stunning wildlife in this country, and gaining hands-on experience with species I’d never have imagined, is something I’ll never forget. Everyone helping with the course is so welcoming and knowledgeable. I would recommend this course to anyone.”

Rachel Cummins – 2016

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

“I made my reservation later and everyone was very helpful. I got quick responses with good information. This program was amazing! The lectures go hand in hand with all the hands on experience. I loved all of the procedures.”

Kerry Voice – 2016

University of Edinburgh

“This trip was absolutely fantastic and I had the most amazing time. Wouldn’t change a thing and would do it all again in a heartbeat.”

Vanessa Nokes – 2016

University of Edinburgh

“The course surpassed my expectations for how hands on we got and how much responsibility we were given”

Anjali Naik – 2016

University of Liverpool

“Amazing experience, brilliant hands on work. Would love to come again!”

Shelley Mildon

Vet nurse

“The time I spent in South Africa at Vets Go Wild was the best two weeks of my life. I learnt so much and made some special friends. It is an experience I will never forget and a place that I know I will visit again.”

Jennifer Meredith

The Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital University of Cambridge endorsement

Re: Vets go Wild by Worldwide Experience.

“For the last 7 years, I have organised groups of Cambridge University clinical veterinary students to go on one of the Vets go Wild courses. These are so professionally run that in my opinion they are second to none. As quoted on the website the course genuinely gives a ‘unique and life changing experience’. Our students stretch themselves in their academic knowledge but also have an incredible opportunity to have ‘hands-on’ exposure with wild animals in their natural surroundings, gaining clinical experience which is unmatched anywhere else.

The Course is officially recognised as Extra Mural Study by the University and counts towards the students’ compulsory 26 weeks in this regard.
I recommend this course wholeheartedly, without any reservations.

If can help more in anyway at all please do not hesitate to contact me.”

Best wishes,

Dr Nicola Holdstock

BA., MA., Vet.MB., Cert.EM.(Stud Med), LVI., FHEA., PhD., Dipl.ECEIM., MRCVS
European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & RCVS Specialist in Equine Stud Medicine


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